The new smartphones: iPhone 6 and Samsung S5

By on March 29, 2014

Apple’s worldwide launch of the new iPhone 6 in September  was reported by Nikkei Asian Review.  The report mentions that iPhone 6 will come in 4.7 and 5.5 inch models, and a higher resolution, one of iPhone 6’s key upgrade feature.
Compared to Samsung’s Android phones that come with five-inch screens, Apple’s iPhone 5 and 5S screens are one inch smaller.

Apple expects to attract big sales from its new upgrade version.

The launch comes 5 months after the release of iPhone’s top rival, Samsung’s Galaxy S5.  The new  S5 is 5.1 inches, has 1080p display and uses Super AMOLED which gives it a lead over other LCD-using rivals in terms of producing a crispier resolution.

Samsung claims Galaxy S5 has longer battery life.  It can do 11 video playback hours, 21 hours of talk time, 10 hours of internet browsing and 390 hours of standby. The new S5 is water resistant and can stand up to 20 minutes after exposure to water.

One important feature of S5 to families is the Kid’s mode.  When enabled, it locks the phone with simple controls and parents can choose only the apps and functions that are appropriate to the children.  The S5’s official release is slated for April 11, 2014.

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